The much-discussed benching was finally made official Tuesday, with the
Gabbert has been consistently bad since Week 1, with his surprising rushing production negated (and then some) by his complete lack of accuracy. He's completing just 58 percent of his passes for 5.9 yards per attempt this season, with five touchdowns and six interceptions, though it's only fair to note that he doesn't have much help. The only other argument in Gabbert's favor is the distinct possibility Kaepernick could be worse, especially considering that the latter still hasn't quite regained all the weight he lost after having three surgical procedures in the offseason. A decision may be announced soon, but either way, running back Carlos Hyde remains the only trustworthy weapon in a flailing San Francisco offense.
Gabbert completed 18 of 31 passes for 162 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in Thursday's 33-21 loss to the Cardinals. He also tallied 70 yards and a touchdown on 10 rushes.
Although he was impressively effective throughout the night on the ground-- including a game-long 24-yard run that was part of an 82-yard scoring drive-- it was Gabbert's two mistakes through the air that played a key role in the loss. The veteran signal-caller's first misfire came late in the second quarter on a pass intended for Garrett Celek that ended up in the hands of Calais Campbell, giving Drew Stanton and the Cardinals the ball on the 49ers 21-yard line. Stanton parlayed the mistake into a 21-yard touchdown on the very next play, knotting the game at 7-7. Gabbert then gave the Cardinals the ball deep in his own end again on the first play of the fourth quarter with a second interception on a pass intended for Jeremy Kerley. The 26-year-old also took seven sacks despite his mobility, and has now failed to throw for at least 200 yards in four of his first five games. With the fans chanting for Colin Kaepernick after both of Gabbert's interceptions, and the latter struggling overall to maximize the full potential of head coach Chip Kelly's offense, a switch behind center is could come to fruition in the near future.
Gabbert completed 16 of 23 passes for 196 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He added 27 rushing yards on 12 carries in the 24-17 loss.
Gabbert led San Francisco out to a 14-0 lead on the first two drives, but he was ineffective after that and managed fewer than 60 passing yards the rest of the game. He appeared competent as a runner at times, but his overall rushing numbers left a lot to be desired. Now 1-3 and averaging just 182 yards through the air after four starts, it remains to be seen how long Gabbert will remain the starter ahead of Colin Kaepernick. Things will not get any easier for Gabbert, as he will face the formidable Cardinals defense at home in Week 5.
It was a brutal matchup for Gabbert, and he predictably struggled, failing to throw a touchdown pass. The
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